Best and worst NFL offseasons with the Ringer's Steven Ruiz | The Exempt List

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On today's episode of The Exempt List, Charles McDonald is joined by The Ringer's Steven Ruiz to break down the best and worst offseasons across the NFL.

They start off the show with a check in on random quarterback weight fluctuations, specifically Bryce Young, Tua Tagovailoa, and Lamar Jackson.

After, they check in on hold outs for top wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins. They question why the Cincinnati Bengals haven't paid Higgins yet this far into the process.

Then, McDonald and Ruiz share their list of teams that had puzzling offseasons, including the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos.

After the break, they explain why the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Kansas Chiefs had stellar free agent signings and draft picks to set them up for success in 2024.

(2:57) Quarterback weight check in

(10:53) Jefferson and Higgins holdouts

Puzzling offseasons

(14:15) Falcons

(19:48) Jaguars

(24:28) Cowboys

(30:45) Lions

(36:20) Broncos

Good offseasons

(39:22) Jets

(43:23) Bears

(47:39) Patriots

(51:01) Chiefs

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